Prescribed burn in Giles Conservation Park NEWS RELEASE

Prescribed burn in Giles
Conservation Park
A prescribed burn is planned at Giles Conservation Park in the Adelaide Mount
Lofty Ranges for Friday, 13 December 2013, weather conditions permitting.
The prescribed burn will start at 11am and should be completed by 8pm.
The burn will affect about 26ha on the northern area the park, off Old
Norton Summit Road, Horsnell Gully.
Old Norton Summit Road and Woods Hill Road may be impacted by
smoke, depending on wind direction.
Smoke may impact on the suburb of Norton Summit.
Smoke may also be visible into Saturday.
Crews will be onsite until it is safe to leave.
Some traffic restrictions may be in place on roads in the area, while the burn is
The park will not be closed but access restrictions will apply on walking trails and
fire access tracks in the area, including Ridge Track, the Heysen Trail and Yurrebilla
Trail through Giles Conservation Park.
Signs will be erected at key areas near the burn to advise the community.
The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources (DEWNR) on behalf of the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative.
The primary objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the
spread of bushfire and is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning in
high-risk public land areas this spring.
Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is
essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on
communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for
A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at
Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may
be cancelled at short notice. Fire crews will remain on site until safe to leave.
Hayden Ryan
Media Adviser
Department of Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
Phone (08) 8463 4445
Mobile 0417 322 462
[email protected]